After 14 years of travel, I am still searching for something, I am just not sure what.
Traveling the planet forced me to see the world as it is, and not as I wanted it.
After 14 years, soon to be 15 years of perpetual world travel, I do not want to mislead you, I am still lost in many ways, but much softer and wiser. I have the patience to listen, without the need to fix or change the people in my life, I have the faith they all will be fine.
I agree full heartedly with Charles Darwin that all of nature is a battlefield, and after 14 years of travel, I have yet to find the way off the field of battle.
I do not care for the romanticized view of travel, the act of moving will not make one a better human being, travel has allowed me to see all the battles of life up close, and way too personal.
And, if all the world and nature is a battlefield, and I have wandered the planet for so many years, on this battlefield, then what doe it prove? It proves I am capable of winning any battle that planet earth gives me, and yet, I cannot find a way off the field of battle.
The world is full of beautiful people and places to see, it is a great place for the curious mind.
“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.”
- Charles Darwin
Life is good,
Andy Graham - Grand Bassam - Cote d’Ivoire December 2012